It will be our pleasure to welcome you at Merida, Mexico, to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee 75th anniversary of RILEM, from August 29 – September 3, 2021. The event will be organized by the School of Civil Engineering of the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León and the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav), campuses Merida, Yucatan and Saltillo, Coahuila.

The 75th RILEM week (75RW2020) consists of the RILEM Standing Committees Meetings (TAC, DAC, DEV, Bureau) and several RILEM technical committee meetings (TC). It will also hold the International Conference on Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials and Structures, and in support to RILEM Mission, a session to promote the enrolment of various national and international industrial segments in potential joint activities, as well as several PhD courses. The 75RW2020 will be a unique opportunity to establish or strengthen collaboration networks between professionals, students and companies dedicated to research, technological development and innovation, in the area of construction materials and structures.

The conference program consists of eight segments bringing together the latest developments to improve the quality assurance in construction materials and testing, and together with the doctoral courses, seeks to attract the participation of young researchers and professionals from the construction industry, to contribute towards the development of the scientific initiatives established within the eight RILEM clusters. The main goals the organization seeks to fulfill are:

  • To promote sustainable and safe construction, and improved performance and cost benefit for society,
  • To stimulate new directions of research and its applications, promoting excellence in construction,
  • To favor and promote cooperation at international scale by general access to advanced knowledge

This event will also be a great opportunity to enjoy many of what the region can offer. The warmth of its people, its rich regional gastronomy, the many Mayan archeological sites like Uxmall, Tulum, and Chichen Itza (one of the New Seven Wonders of the World), small cities with incomparable colonial architecture, as well as lots of the natural attractions and nearby world famous beaches such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel.

We are ready to host you in person; nonetheless, due to the current pandemic Covid-19, the format of the event will allow delegates to attend in person or via an electronic platform.

We look forward to meeting you in Merida, one of the most beautiful regions of the world!